Taylor Swift: Don’t Write A Song About Ex-Boyfriend Conor Kennedy

Taylor-- a new report says you and boyfriend Conor Kennedy have broken up after just a few months of dating. But Taylor, he's so young at 18, you need to keep your feelings to yourself and nNOT set them to music! Taylor Swift -- I and the team at HollywoodLife.com usually applaud you for singing out loudly about your exes.

Taylor Swift and Conor Kennedy Break Up
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After all, with a cast of ex-boyfriends, which includes John Mayer and Jake Gyllenhaal, it’s very arguable, that they deserve whatever you dish out.

But Taylor in the case of Conor Kennedy, who is just 18 and who recently lost his mother, Mary Kennedy, to suicide, I think you need to tread far more lightly.

At 22 Taylor, you’re much older, wiser and steeped in life experiences than Conor. You’re four years older than your ex-love and those years, at his age,  make a world of difference. So Taylor, while you’re writing, singing and recording your own albums, traveling the world on concert tours seen by millions of fans, winning major music awards, appearing on Good Morning America, Ellen, Katie and The View, Conor is living a far less worldly and protected life even if he is the son of Hollywood-friendly Robert Kennedy.

After all Conor is just a junior at the elite private high school, Deerfield Academy, in Deerfield, Mass. SAT preparation and getting top grades with an eye to college applications next year, has to be high on his agenda- an agenda, which is far different from yours today.

Taylor and Conor Come From very Different Worlds

As a student, he’s already taken some light hearted ribbing forom his peers, no doubt, for dating an “older” and famous woman. But if you go ahead and write a song like “Never Ever Getting Back Together” or “Dear John,” it’s almost like bullying him. He’s barely NOT a minor.

Plus, as a woman who is sensitive yourself, you have to be incredibly aware of how he must still be hurting terribly following the tragic suicide of his mother, Mary Kennedy, on May 16, earlier this year. And his mom’s very public, media-covered suicide followed years for Conor of living through his parents horrifically emotional separation and divorce proceedings. Plus, his mom was abusing alcohol and prescription pills as a way to cope with her terrible depression.

All of that must have been and must still be deeply, deeply painful for him. There’s no way that he’s recovered in any way from losing his mom.

Writing a song or two or three about your relationship with Conor might be a wonderful and therapeutic release for you but it will be too hurtful to him. And unlike Jake Gyllenhaal, 31, or John Mayer, 35, he doesn’t have the years of experience,maturity and thicker skin to just shake it off. Even though Joe Jonas wasn’t all that much older when you two were involved, he was already a seasoned and media-savy celebrity who was far better equipped to cope with public scrutiny.

Taylor’s Already Written One Song About Conor

Now Taylor, your ex-boyfriend Conor has already provided fodder for your new song, “Everything Has Changed” which is featured on your new album, “Red.”

“And all I’ve seen since 18 hours ago is green eyes and freckles and your smile in the back of my mind making me feel right,” you sing most likely about green-eyed Conor. “And your eyes look like coming home, All I know is a simple name, everything has changed,” you continue.

Your album notes on the song, provide another message that the tune is about him. The “randomly” capped letters in the notes spell out Hyiannis Port, the name of the infamous Massachusetts town where the Kennedy family has it’s longtime infamous family compound. Hiding messages in your liner notes is something your fans are very familiar with you doing.

The significance of ‘Hyiannis Port’ (your spelling, Taylor?)

That’s the place where you recently purchased a $4.9 million home so you could be close to Conor when he visited his family compound.

How Taylor and Conor Broke Up

Apparently, you and Conor “quietly parted ways,” according to Us Weekly, due to “a distance thing. No hard feelings. They’re fine,” said their source.

Well, I certainly hope that’s true.But especially if that’s the case, you need to let your way expressive feelings lie.

Other more mature and hardened Hollywood stars are fair game –  so dish all you want with them. But since you are such a thoughtful young woman, I’m sure you’ll agree that Conor Kennedy should be off limits for you, in song. Do you agree HollywoodLifers? Let me know.

–Bonnie Fuller

 

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More Taylor Swift & Conor Kennedy News:

  1. Taylor Swift & Conor Kennedy Break Up — Report
  2. Are Distance And Curfews Pulling Taylor Swift & Conor Kennedy Apart?
  3. Taylor Swift Helping Conor Kennedy Cope With His Mother’s Death

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